What does it mean to you, that the God of the universe is not a distant Lord ruling from the heavens, but a God who actually wanted to enter into the ups and downs of everyday life? What does it mean to you, that He can relate to what’s awesome and what’s hard in your life?
God is molding us, like a potter molds the clay. His ways are purposeful, careful, creative, and gentle yet firm enough to get the right effect, because He knows what He is preparing us for in the months to come, He knows how He is going to use us.
We don’t wander off on purpose. We just get so easily distracted by something or run aimlessly.
Do I need a reminder to remain?
Hurry into His presence daily and learn to live “freely and lightly.”
Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving. But how?
Over and over again our God reminds us that His beauty is greater than our perception of ourselves in the mirror, or how the world would define beauty.
Even now, as I search God’s Word, I know He is good. As I draw close to Him, He draws close to me and whispers to be patient, to trust.
the goal is Jesus. Our hope is in Him
It feels like sweet relief when His love is poured – not dripped, not splashed, not sprayed, but poured – over us. It covers. It soaks into us.
These are the memories my daughters hold dear–the walk, the cocoa, the dipping in wax. For me, it’s all the days that come next: watching their hearts pour our gratitude for what God has poured into our lives.